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SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs headed to Rio Olympics

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Jordan Burroughs’ wife, Lauren, wrote him a note before his Olympic Team Trials match on Sunday telling him he was destined for greatness. Burroughs made sure his wife was the first person he thanked after securing ...

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The very young Central Valley girls basketball team provided a “golden moment” with their undefeated season capped off by the state title in the Tacoma dome. (Patrick Hagerty / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

Greg Lee: Another winter full of golden moments

Another winter is in the books, and it was another winter chock full of golden moments. Six schools in the region hoisted title banners this winter. There’s something significant when a school captures its first. Of the six, the Timberlake ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016

Larry Johnson of Lakeland repeats at 126 in 4A

POCATELLO – Larry Johnson made a name for himself at last year’s state championship. On Saturday, the Lakeland sophomore took another step in every wrestler’s dream. Johnson outpointed Pocatello’s Kade Smith 6-3 to win his second state wrestling title in ...

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Alius DeLaRosa wins 4th state title for Post Falls

Alius DeLaRosa defeated Centennial’s James Fisher 6-0 in Saturday’s 5A 145-pound state championship match to become Post Falls’ first four-time state champion and avenging a loss to Fisher in their last matchup less than a month ago.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016

Post Falls wrestlers from left Alius DeLaRosa, T.J. Wolf and Matthew McLeod discuss the book of John during bible study after practice at the school on Monday. The team will compete in the state championship at Holt Arena in Pocatello this weekend. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Trojans have blended the Bible with wrestling 

Matt McLeod opened his Bible, leaned down where he had it lying on the wrestling mat and read from the Book of John. After reading a few scriptures, McLeod and a handful of his Post Falls teammates discussed it. Since ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016

Deer Park wins 1A state wrestling

TACOMA – How’s this for drama? Trevor Eicher of Deer Park did it again. It was the perfect encore to his senior season. Just like two years ago when he was the last Stag to wrestle and they needed his win for a state championship, the scenario repeated itself Saturday at Mat Classic XXVIII in the Tacoma Dome.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016

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